“Lazy people sleep soundly, but idleness leaves them hungry.” Proverbs 19:15 NLT
Comfort has consequences. That’s not a headline that you are likely to read anywhere else, and consequences certainly wouldn’t be a good marketing strategy for products. But comfort does seem to have a stronghold in product marketing. We have comfort shoes, comfort waistbands (of which I am certainly grateful for!), comfort seats, comforters for our beds, comfort foods, and even comfort mode in some vehicles. From lifestyle to clothing, from finances to climate control, comfort seems to be a priority everywhere.
The problem is that we weren’t saved to be comfortable, we were saved to be holy, set apart. The comfort zone might be a nice place but you don’t grow there.
“But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light.” 1 Peter 2:9 NLT
Inactivity might still allow for sound sleep, but idleness will leave you hungry for a sense of purpose. It isn’t that we should not take time to rest. In fact, Bob Goff says that “rest is holy, get some.” but rest and laziness are quite different. The goal of rest is to strengthen, the result of laziness is lack of purpose.
There is certainly nothing wrong with the enjoyment of comfortable things, but the singular pursuit of comfort will never be satisfied. Instead let us pursue holiness which will lead to a purposeful life.
In His Hands,